Posts Tagged ‘Chaz Bolte’

Aug
2011
3

Union Painter Running For MA State Rep.

Union Painter Running For MA State Rep.
Union workers in Massachusetts may have a new ally in the state house next year as D.C. 35 member Roger Brunelle, Jr has announced he will be running as a Democrat in the special election to fill the vacant seat of former 12th District representative Stephen Canessa. The special primary election will be held on [&hellip...
Aug
2011
1

Salt Lake Soldier Reaps the Benefits of Helmets to Hardhats, the Program That Puts Veterans to Work

Salt Lake Soldier Reaps the Benefits of Helmets to Hardhats, the Program That Puts Veterans to Work
Steven Lloyd was part of the 22% of military veterans who have come home to find themselves unemployed. He spent months unemployed, searching the Internet for job leads until he stumbled upon Helmets to Hardhats. His story, as told to ABC 4 in Salt Lake City, reflects that of many soldiers trying to make the [&hellip...
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Aug
2011
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NWI: Indiana Has Lower Unemployment Than Many Right-to-Work States

An article appearing on NWI.com shows that while Indiana Republicans argue that passing a Right-to-Work law (also known as Right-to-Work-at-McDonald’s) will help unemployed Indianans, the state actually has a lower unemployment rate than many of the states who currently have such laws in effect. A review of state unemployment data finds...
Aug
2011
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BIG SISTER: Wasserman Schultz Teams With Conservatives to Pass Patriot Act 2.0

BIG SISTER: Wasserman Schultz Teams With Conservatives to Pass Patriot Act 2.0
The long arm of the law gained extra strength points this week with the passage of the Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act of 2011, a mislabeled bill that will allow the government to collect information about every website everyone visits on the Internet. That is, unless you’re surfing Wi-Fi at Starbucks. The bill makes...
Jul
2011
29

ZOMBIE LAW 2011: Right-to-Work Is Rising Again In Indiana

ZOMBIE LAW 2011: Right-to-Work Is Rising Again In Indiana
Indiana Commerce Secretary Mitch Roob has continued to lobby Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels for a Right-to-Work (RTW) law he claims will benefit the economy of the state. Daniels publicly asked lawmakers to drop the debate last session after Democrats staged a five week walkout in protest. Commerce Secretary Roob told a legislative panel looking...
Jul
2011
28

Whole Foods Employee Bashes Company’s Anti-Worker, “Faux Hippy Wal-Mart” Policies

Whole Foods Employee Bashes Company's Anti-Worker,
In an “epic” resignation letter sent to Whole Foods Inc. that has turned up on Gawker.com, an unnamed former employee in Toronto trashes the corporation for being unfriendly to unions, going against their mission statement, and being uncool when he was 20 minutes late. Much of the letter, below, reads like a personal vendetta against...
Jul
2011
28

Ohio Dems Pressure Attorney General Holder to Investigate the Legality of Voter ID

Ohio Dems Pressure Attorney General Holder to Investigate the Legality of Voter ID
Democratic leaders in Ohio, lead by Warrensville Heights Representative Marcia Fudge, are putting pressure on Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate whether voter ID laws that have been proposed in Ohio (and other states) would violate the Voting Rights Act of 1965. According to Sabrina Eaton’s article in the Cleveland Plain Dealer,...
Jul
2011
27

IMMELT-DOWN: General Electric Moving It’s Health Care Unit to China

IMMELT-DOWN: General Electric Moving It's Health Care Unit to China
General Electric has announced that it will be moving its health care unit to Beijing, China after being based in the U.S. for the past 115 years. China has begun to move its X-ray technology from film and analog to digital/ GE views this as its highest growth market. According to an article on Bloomberg [&hellip...
Jul
2011
27

The Working Class, Elderly and Poor Face Similar Hurdles In The UK As They Do In the US

The Working Class, Elderly and Poor Face Similar Hurdles In The UK As They Do In the US
An ePolitix interview with Gail Cartmail, Assistant General Secretary of Unite the Union, indicates that workers in the UK are facing surprisingly similar difficulties to workers in the U.S. According to Cartmail, there is a growing divide between the ideologies of Unions and the parties in power. Policies put in place by the Coalition government...
Jul
2011
27

Those Enrolling in California Training Programs No Longer Need to Fear Loss Of Unemployment Insurance

Those Enrolling in California Training Programs No Longer Need to Fear Loss Of Unemployment Insurance
Peter Cooper, program coordinator for the California Labor Federation’s Workforce and Economic Development Program, told the California Progress Report that California’s Employment Development Department has successfully implemented changes to the California Training Benefits Program (CTB). Measure AB 2058 was introduced to legislature...
Jul
2011
27

ODD COUPLE: Teamsters 399 Trying to Help Hollywood Composers Unionize To No Avail

ODD COUPLE: Teamsters 399 Trying to Help Hollywood Composers Unionize To No Avail
The Association of Media Composers and Lyricists has spent the past two years working with Teamsters Local 399 trying to organize themselves to create a collective bargaining unit. Sadly, their efforts have been for naught. According to an article in Variety, The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) have no plans on...
Jul
2011
27

“Given that the average duration of unemployment today is nine months, limiting a search to the ‘recently employed,’ much less the currently employed, disqualifies millions.”

The New York Times today wrote an insightful piece about the number of unemployed Americans caught in the vicious jobless cycle: companies are choosing to steal workers away from other companies rather than hire workers who have been out of the job market for a few months. This is leading to frustration among younger workers [&hellip...